Punjab police to launch crackdown against elements involved in spreading sectarianism, publishing hatred material, and those financing banned outfits

Lahore, December 20, 2013 (PPI-OT): Punjab police have decided to launch a large-scale crackdown against the elements involved in spreading sectarianism, publishing hatred material, and those financing the banned outfits. Such elements would be sent to jails after registration of criminal cases against them. Strict monitoring of those persons included in the fourth schedule would also be ensured. The police high-ups also reviewed in detail various measures to ensure peace in the province and to eliminate the menace of extremism and terrorism.

This was decided during the Regional Police Officers (RPOs) conference of six police regions held at the Central Police Office today. IGP Punjab Khan Baig presided over the conference. The second RPO conference of the rest of the regions will be held on December 21, 2013. RPOs of Sahiwal, Sheikhupura, Sargodha, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Lahore CCPO Chaudhry Shafique Ahmed were also present on this occasion.

Addl: IGP Punjab, Sarmad Saeed Khan, Addl: IGP Investigation Muhammad Amlish, Addl: IGP CTD Aftab Ahmed Cheema, Addl: IGP Special Branch Punjab Ahmed Raza Tahir, DIG (I and V) Farooq Amin Qureshi, DIG Headquarters Punjab, Muhammad Tahir, DIG Operations Punjab, Farooq Mazhar, DIG Training Tariq Masood Yasin, AIG Operations, Muhammad Waqas Nazir, PSO to IGP Punjab, Muhammad Ali Naik-o-Kara and Deputy Director Shahida Nasrin also attended the conference.

The meeting also reviewed security arrangement taken for Christmas, the Chehlum of Imam Hussain (RA), and Urs of Data Darbar besides mourning processions to be held in the province. All the field officers are directed to follow the security plan devised for these occasions besides ensuring the monitoring of Imambargahs and Masajids.

It was decided in the conference that the crackdown against the Top-10 and Top-20 POs would be intensified across the province by December 31. The police are also directed to speed up the process of investigations into the murder cases.

The conference also decided that strict action would be ensured against the policemen found involved in custodial killings. The police will also taken action against the elements involved in trade of snatched and stolen products.

The CTOs of Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Multan, and Rawalpindi are directed to submit to the CPO the final seniority lists of traffic wardens so that training of these wardens would be started on January 5, 2013. The policemen found involved in criminal negligence would be given major punishments. The conference also reviewed police media liaison and access to information.

The conference also lauded the decision of Punjab government, in recognition to the services of police force, for increasing compensation for the families of the martyred policemen from Rs three million to Rs 10 million and hoped that it would boost up the morale of the police force.

For more information, contact:
Punjab Police
5th Floor, Police Headquarters (PHQ),
Punjab, Lahore
Tel: +9242 99213019
Fax: +9242 99213013
Email: adc@punjabpolice.gov.pk

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